>CALL FOR PAPERS
>The Politics of Memory: Memory and the Emergence of 'Vaterliteratur' in
>The Existentialist philosopher Karl Jaspers is the spiritual father of a
>discourse that is emerging only now. First addressed as the so-called German
>Schuldfrage by Karl Jaspers immediately after the war (in his famous
>Heidelberg lecture), it has now reappeared in various forms in German life
>and letters. Vaterliteratur is the mushrooming literature of children who
>grew up in the Third Reich in the intimate shadow of the perpetrators. These
>witnesses, as they are near or past retirement, are now writing about their
>fathers to "set the record straight" and to contextualize their own lives.
>How is one to categorize and analyze these (auto)biographical texts?
>Papers are invited from memory studies, psychology, historiography, gender
>and cultural studies to be included read at the conference of the
>International Society for the Study of European Ideas in Pamplona, Spain
>(2 - 7. August, 2004). Papers dealing with (auto-) biography, memory
>politics and the historiography of the Third Reich are especially welcome,
>as are surveys and reviews of current literary interpretations of memory
>texts. The proceedings of the conference are to be published (providing that
>the paper provides a wider audience a sense of this emerging field of
>The deadline for submission is December 15, 2003.
>Prof. Hans-Peter Söder, Ph.D.
>Junior Year in Munich an der Universität München
>Richard-Wagner Str. 27, 80333 München
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